The Kirkwood Call

Super Bowl LIV preview

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers meet in Miami for Super Bowl LIV Feb. 2. Art by Hayden Davidson.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

January 30, 2020

Anything can happen in sports, especially in high-stakes, heat-of-the-moment games. In the Super Bowl’s recent history, we’ve seen a two-point conversion play that earned its own nickname (the “Philly Special”), a comeback from 28-3 at halftime and a puzzling pass play call at the goal line with time about...

Photo Gallery: pep rally Nov. 26

The junior sections sings along to

Sophia Beckmann and De Lila Green

November 30, 2019

The annual in school KHS fall pep rally was held Nov. 26. The students watched seniors skits, danced to the band, and screamed their classes battle cries. "I really like being able to feel like I'm apart of the excitement around pep rallies, being that I'm there to pump up the crowd," Gabrielle Cannon,...

Photo Gallery: pep rally Nov. 27

Abbey Siegel, senior, leads the pommies during their dance at the pep rally.

Annie George and Ella Davies

November 30, 2019

On Wednesday, Nov. 27 KHS hosted a pep rally to support the football team before the Turkey Day game. The school and community came together to cheer on the football team for the game against rival Webster. The seniors performed their senior skits, the band played, the pommies and cheerleader performed...

Remember the Titan

MyCole Pruitt celebrates scoring a touchdown for the Tennessee Titans.

Tom Mueller, sports editor

November 27, 2019

For MyCole Pruitt, 2010 KHS graduate and current Tennessee Titan, playing professional football wasn’t always a dream ⁠— and when it became one, getting there didn’t materialize easily. Achieving this eventual dream meant sacrifice: being bussed from the city to KHS and getting by with what his...

Photo Gallery: football game Nov. 1

The football players raise their helmets for the national anthem.

Ella Davies and Annie George

November 7, 2019

Friday, Nov. 1, the Kirkwood varsity football team played against Northwest High School for the first game of the playoffs. Kirkwood beat Northwest 54-7. "It was a good game," Sam Linenbroker, sophomore, said. "Lots of things worked out really well and everyone did their job in order to get the win." &nbs...

Photo Gallery: Unified Night Lights Oct. 16

Brady Nauman, sophomore, holds Myles Young after he scored a touchdown.

Annie George and Ben Rives

October 24, 2019

Unified Night Lights is an opportunity for kids with disabilities to play football with their peers.

The downfall of Antonio

Antonio Brown used to be one of the best wide receivers in football, but now he no longer plays in the NFL.

Henry Chappell, sports writer

October 21, 2019

Antonio Brown used to be viewed by me as the best wide receiver in football. On week 17 of the 2018 NFL season, the Steelers played a must-win game against the Cleveland Browns. This would decide if they made the postseason. Then, the news broke from Mike Tomlin, Steelers head coach, about Pittsburgh’...

Photo Gallery: Kirkwood falls to Francis Howell in varsity football

Kirkwood and Howell face off and await the referee's whistle.

Sophia Beckmann, photographer

September 9, 2019

Check out this photo gallery to see Kirkwood play Francis Howell in varsity football.

The way of McVay

photo courtesy of Google under the Creative Commons License

Benji Wilton, sports editor

February 3, 2019

Why was six afraid of seven? No, seven didn’t eat nine: six was a St. Louis Rams fan. Seven meant only seven wins, which meant no playoffs for the Rams once again. St. Louisans long suffered under the terrible coaching of Steve Spagnuolo and Jeff Fisher, but something changed only after crooked owne...

Super Bowl LIII preview

Photo modified by Austin Cleveland, photos courtesy of Google under Creative Commons license

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

January 25, 2019

Super Bowl LIII is set for Feb. 3 between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Atlanta on Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Both conference championship games featured thrilling overtime magic, as Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein iced a 57-yard field goal to top the New Orlea...

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